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Isabel Estrada

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Isabel Estrada

Associate Professor of Spanish Languages and Literatures
Director, Fellowships Program (CCNY & Mellon-Mays)

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iestrada@ccny.cuny.edu
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Ph.D., Columbia University; M.A., University of Michigan; B.A., Universidad de Sevilla, Spain. Dr. Estrada is the author of El documental cinematográfico y televisivo contemporáneo: memoria, representación y formación de la identidad democrática española (Tamesis 2013), which examines how a selected group of documentaries made since 1995 for both film and television inform the debate centered on the so-called “recuperation of memory” of the Spanish Civil War and dictatorship.  She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled Expanding Spanish Cinema: New Forms of Social Life in the Twenty-First Century. This research project addresses the 2008 financial and political crisis in Spain in order to explain both how the situation has been portrayed by a new generation of filmmakers, and how their practices attempt to create new forms of social life

 

Prof. Estrada has published articles in refereed journals such as Modern Language Notes, Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Studies in Hispanic     Cinemas, Hispanic Review, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, España Contemporánea, Catalan Review, and Revista Hispánica Moderna. She has also  contributed to the volumes Approaches to Teaching the Works of Carmen Martín Gaite (2013), Perceptions of the Holocaust in Modern Spanish Culture (Leipzig Studies on Jewish History and Culture, 2009), and Historias de la pequeña pantalla: Representaciones históricas en la televisión de la España democrática (2008).

 
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Columbia University, New York, NY
PhD in Modern Peninsular Literature
M.Phil. in Peninsular Literature

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
M.A. in Romance Languages and Literatures (Spanish),
        
Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain
B.A. in English Literature (Licenciada en Filología Inglesa)

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Memory Studies
Twentieth-century Spanish Literature
Film and Media
The Spanish Civil War

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El documental cinematográfico y televisivo contemporáneo: memoria, sujeto y formación de la identidad democrática española [Tamesis Books 2013].

Reviewed in: 

Revista de Estudios Hispánicos XLIX. 2, 2015, pp. 181-183

Bulletin of Spanish Studies XCII. 6, 2015, pp. 1035-1036

Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas 12.3, 2015, pp. 311-316

Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, 16.1, 2015, pp. 199-122

ALCES XXI: Journal of Contemporary Spanish Literature and Film 2 (2014-2015), pp. 409-417 http://www.alcesxxi.org/revista2/#revista2/page/408-409

 
Articles in peer-reviewed edited collections:

"Con mucho arte: la supermodernidad barroca en los videodelirios de María Cañas." La retórica del sur: Representaciones y discursos sobre Andalucía en el periodo democrático. Eds. José M. del Pino and Antonio Gómez L-Quiñones (Alfar: Sevilla, 2015). 327-353.

"Victimhood in Contemporary Spanish Documentary: The Politics of Agency in Jaime Camino's La vieja memoria (1978) and Los niños de Rusia (2001)." With Melissa González.
(Re)viewing Creative, Critical and Commercial Practices in Contemporary Spanish Cinema, Eds. Fernando J. Canet and Duncan Wheeler. Bristol UK: Intellect Books 2014. 165-176.  

"Analyzing Los parentescos (2001) and Preparing Students for Creative Writing." Approaches to Teaching the Works of Carmen Martín Gaite. Ed. Joan L. Brown. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2013. 173-180.

"Residuos y memoria en el palimpsesto urbano del siglo XXI: En construcción de José Luis Guerín (2001)." Literatura y Comunicación. Ed. Miguel Nieto Nuño. Madrid: Castalia, 2010. 387-402.

"To Mauthausen and Back: The Holocaust as a Reference in Spanish Civil War Memory Studies." The Holocaust in Spanish Memory. Historical Perceptions and Cultural Discourse. Eds. Antonio Gómez L-Quiñones and Susanne Zepp. Leipzig: Leipziger Universistatsverlag, 2010. 37-50.

"Casas Viejas: el grito del sur (1995) de Basilio Martín Patino: memoria, televisión y documental." Historias de la pequeña pantalla. Representaciones históricas en la televisión de la España democrática. Cueto, George, López, eds. Madrid/Frankfurt: Iberoamericana/Vervuert (2009) 197-216.


Articles in peer-reviewed journals:

"'Democrazy' in Spain: Cinema and New Forms of Social Life in the Twntieth-First Century." MLN 132.2 (2017): 386-406.

"El cine español en la era de la reproducibilidad tecnológica: María Cañas y la d-generación." Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos. 38.2 (Winter 2014): 295-313.


"The Recuperation of Memory in Regional and National Television Documentaries: The Epistemology of Les fosses del silenci (2003) and Las fosas del olvido (2004)." Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 11.2, 191-209.

"Catalan Television Documentaries and the Negotiation of Memory in Democratic Spain: The Works of Dolors Genovès." Catalan Review vol. 20.1&2 (2006) 117-130.

'Transitional Masculinities in a Labyrinth of Solitude: Replacing Patriarchy in Spanish Film (1977-1987)." Bulletin of Spanish Studies. LXXXIII, no 2 (2006) 265-280.  
 
"Gender and Political Transitions: José Luis Garci's Solos en la madrugada." Studies in Hispanic Cinema 1.3. (2004) 137-150.

"Cuéntame cómo pasó o la revisión televisiva de la historia española reciente." Hispanic Review. (October 2004): 547-564.

"Victimismo y violencia en la ficción de la Generación X: Matando dinasaurios con tirachinas de Pedro Maestre." Ciberletras: Journal of Literary Criticism and Culture. January 2002. 

 

"En el estado de Juan Benet: humor y postmodernidad." España contemporánea XIV-2 (otoño 2001): 7-30.

 

"(Re)configuraciones de la identidad masculina en "Nunca llegarás a nada" y "Por los suelos" de Juan Benet". Romance Languages Annual (1998): 548-555.

 

"Subversión y conservadurismo: el discurso gótico femenino en El caballero de las botas azules de Rosalía de Castro". Letras Femeninas XIV (1998):81-94.

 

"'Sopla y adivina': En la penumbra como parodia del deseo". Revista Hispánica Moderna XLIX-1 (Junio 1996):121-135.

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